Missing Persons Trust has a prime focus on safeguarding the wellbeing of young and/or vulnerable individuals who have been reported lost and have not been found through conventional means (eg. police intervention).
It is a frightening statistic that over 300,000 individuals are reported missing in the UK, every year. Over 9000 of these people are never found!
It is our aim to provide 'free' Investigation Services to all those who contact us in need of help.
Our charity requires ongoing funding to allow us to complete this vital role in today’s society. We also have a commitment to our local community and actively draw our Trustees and Support Team from the University of Derby, NCS and other groups. We aim to offer a return on their 'time and support' investment by giving them exposure to decision making and autonomous (but supported) projects that they can own, manage and deliver on behalf of the charity. Every activity we undertake involves a cost and we would hope to increase our reach and number of support individuals through the year (and beyond).
We are proud to have received the University of Derby 2018 "Community Engagement Award" from a list of 100s of other charities and organisations. Furthermore, we have appointed a University student to our Board of Trustees and continue to be impressed with their contribution and personal growth; this has also been recognised by the University, as the individual won the distinguished "Futures Award - Student of the Year".
Should we be successful in our funding activities - we would hope to split the funding between our ongoing charity activities and to further build our Support Team with a positive view on getting them to deliver projects to increase our reach and extend our support network together with giving the team exposure to real life delivery of social projects.
Team projects will include further engagement with students, formulating campaigns to raise awareness and networking strategies together with covering event expenses; allowing our students and team members to properly and fully engage with the projects. While we have been growing, these expenses have all been borne by our trustees.
As a charity we are committed to our goals and recognise the positive two-way benefit to engagement with our local community. Our charity is clearly community oriented, our Board strives to offer a positive experience to all those 'working' with us. We aim to identify projects that allow the individuals to grow and benefit from the experience while still benefiting the charity. Our founding Board of Trustees are drawn from IT, Law, Finance, Accountancy & Business arenas - so there are real opportunities for the students and team workers to gain from the decades of experience here. All funding helps us extend our reach and positively interact with our local community.